Redheart, also known as chakte kok, can be a very bright, watermelon red—though color can vary in intensity and hue from board to board: anywhere from a light orange/pink to a darker brownish red. Redheart’s vibrant color quickly fades to a reddish brown in direct sunlight, though this color change can be slowed (but usually not stopped entirely) by using a finish with UV inhibitors, and keeping the wood away from strong lighting. Redheart has good working characteristics, and planes, machines, and sands well. It turns, glues, and finishes well. Common uses include turned objects, inlays, veneer, fine furniture, and small specialty wood items. 2" x 2" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.